Tony Gelbart, co-founder of Nefesh B’Nefesh, addressed the 231 new Israeli citizens who landed in Israel on Tuesday morning. 50% of the olim were children, a new record for a Nefesh B'Nefesh aliyah flight, in cooperation with The Jewish Agency for Israel.
Gelbart told the new olim that they now have an opportunity to shape the future of the Jewish people.
“Your journey from New York to Israel might have ended when you landed, but your mission has just begun,” he said. “If you like what’s going on around you here in Israel, support it, embrace it, help it, grow it. And if you don’t like what you see, go out and change it.”
“Don’t count the days, but make every day count,” said Gelbart. “Follow your dreams because as you can see today, your dreams become reality.”